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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Secrets to Automation Project Success

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B&R Automation: 4:3 Automation Displays

In addition to widescreen panels, second-generation automation panels are now offered in a conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation.
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Manufacturing Trends in 2015

Expect the reshoring trend to slow down a bit in the coming year, while robotics and Internet of Things activity prepare to burst forward, according to Cisco’s analysis of manufacturing trends.
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Pentair's booth at Rockwell Automation Fair
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Pentair to Add Onsite Enclosure-Modification Capabilities Through Acquisition

The company plans to enhance its Hoffman brand of equipment protection products and services by acquiring Germany’s Steinhauer Elektromaschinen.
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Meeting Surging Demand in the Industrial Equipment Market

Research shows that IE manufacturers plan to squeeze more out of their existing assets to meet surging demands. If you’re considering this, consider these points.
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Real-Time Analytics for Batch Processes

Batch processes have been difficult to control and analyze because each batch is unique. But batch analytics software can help.
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No Signs of Trouble for U.S. Economy

Instead of listening to the headlines about Ebola, the stock market, European recession, ISIS and oil prices, prepare for increasing activity in business.
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Controlling Access to Networked Devices
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Controlling Access to Networked Devices

With a focus on securing networked ICS devices, a session at PI North America’s annual meeting delivered specific industry best practices that you can put into practice today and plan around for stronger future network security.
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The Invisible Edge of the Internet of Things
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The Invisible Edge of the Internet of Things

Embedding everyday materials with intelligence is the frontier of the Internet of Things space.
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping

Ingersoll-Rand's ARO fluid products provided this dynamic demo showing electronic controls and air-operated, double-diaphragm pumping simplify the accurate delivery of fluid to drums or other containers, adding capabilities to incorporate inputs for temperature and other factors.
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Maintenance Management: MES or ERP?

Since one system cannot do it all, it's up to the user to determine which one is better for managing maintenance. Of course, this lead to a bigger question: Is maintenance a business process or an operations process?
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